The Best Infographic We’ve Seen about Photography Careers

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Show the infographic above to any working photographer and he or she will nod knowingly. Despite what people think, most  photographers, working writers, painters, illustrators, and graphic designers don’t spend their days hanging with the muse, partying like rock stars, or flitting off to exotic locations to do a story or a photo shoot.

The sad truth is that most creative professionals actually put in lots of hours on the more mundane side of work, like editing, filing, updating software and equipment, marketing, bookkeeping, promotions, and the like. Oh yeah, and making Blurb books (which we’d like to think falls into the fun side of things).

Thanks to a Photo Editor for passing this on.

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8 Comments

  1. Oh how true this is!!!!!

      March 27, 2012 – 9:14 am   Permalink
  2. Hummmmm Maybe that is my problem…too much of the left and not enough of the right…good post

      March 27, 2012 – 11:26 am   Permalink
  3. 12.9% Taking pictures. 25.8% Chimping pictures…

    By Brad
      March 27, 2012 – 10:17 pm   Permalink
  4. Verissimo!

      March 28, 2012 – 2:57 am   Permalink
  5. Eh…I just noticed that there’s NO “partying like rockstars” on the right at all. Sooo, like those photogs who ARE “partying like rockstars” are 1) lying, 2) have assistants (hello!) or 3) have assistants, but are still lying.

    By R. Mullen
      March 30, 2012 – 6:35 am   Permalink
  6. Hi Regina,
    If you can manage partying like a rockstar and all the other tasks that come with being a working creative professional, then you truly are a rockstar and/or have an amazing assistant!
    best,
    Eileen

      March 30, 2012 – 10:50 am   Permalink
  7. sooooo true !!
    I love ;)

      April 15, 2012 – 1:29 pm   Permalink
  8. This very true!

      March 14, 2013 – 12:17 am   Permalink

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